David Bickler

Oct. 9, 1950-Sept. 10, 2021

David Bickler, 70,

Minot, ND passed away

peacefully after a long bat-

tle with cancer on Sep-

tember 10, 2021, at Trini-

ty Hospital in Minot.

David Allan Bickler was

born October 9, 1950, to

Wendell and Caroline

(Duchscher) Bickler and

raised on a farm near Bal-

ta, ND. David graduated

from Balta High School in

1968 and briefly attended

Minot Business College

before beginning his

career in the lumber busi-

ness. He started with

Robertson Lumber in

Minot as a truck driver in

1970, later moving to As-

sistant Manager before

taking the manager posi-

tion with Robertson

Lumber in Mayville, ND.

After two years in May-

ville, Dave and Shirley re-

turned to Minot with their

two boys and Dave con-

tinued to manage the

lumber yard in Minot un-

til Robertson Lumber

eventually closed. He

started with Minot Build-

ers Supply in 1990, and

retired in 2020, after 30

years in sales with the


David shared 50 years

of marriage with the love

of his life, Shirley Reiger.

They were united in mar-

riage on October 2, 1970,

at Sacred Heart Catholic

Church in Orrin, ND.

From this union, two

sons, Scott and Stacey,

were born. He was a de-

voted husband and family

man who loved garden-

ing, restoring classic

Mopar cars with his sons,

and spending time on the

family farm where he

grew up. His love of cars

was something he passed

on to his two sons, Scott

and Stacey. Dave enjoyed

spending countless hours

gardening and canning

while giving most to fami-

ly and friends. He would

spend some weekends at

the family farm driving

through pastures and

picking apples for apple

pies that would be the

envy of the best bakers. If

you didn’t find Dave in

the garden, you were sure

to find him in the garage

working on cars. He was

always willing to help

Shirley whether it was

cleaning, serving, setting

up, or tearing down after

events at the Knights of

Columbus Club, where he

was a member. Dave and

Shirley were also

members of Little Flower

Catholic Church in Minot.

David’s family in-

cludes: his wife, Shirley;

two sons, Scott Bickler,

Savage, MN and Stacey

Bickler (Joelle), Eden

Prairie, MN; one grand-

son, Evan Bickler, Eden

Prairie, MN; his mother,

Caroline Bickler, Rugby,

ND; one brother, Kevin

Bickler, Fargo, ND; two

sisters, Bonnie Boden-

steiner (John), Danville, IL

and Lisa Garhofer, Rugby,

ND; as well as numerous

nieces, nephews and


David was preceded in

death by: his father, Wen-

dell Bickler.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Friday, September 17,

2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Little

Flower Catholic Church,


Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Thursday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

The Funeral Mass will

be livestreamed for the

public to view and can be

accessed by going to the

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral home website:



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